South Side school celebrates success at graduation

May 27, 2011 (CHICAGO)

On Friday night, nearly 200 students graduated from Perspectives Charter Schools on South May. Five years ago, it was known as the Calumet Career Prep Academy. The graduation rate was just 34 percent.

Then Perspectives took over the campus. The two schools housed in that building now average an 84 percent graduation rate. School officials say nearly all seniors have been accepted to colleges.

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